Which 35mm Developer is Right for You?

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marc_bergman|1, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Modern Photography had this article in their June 1958 issue.

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  2. Here are 127 Combinations of 35mm Films and Conventional Developers.

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  3. Here are 99 Combinations of 35mm Films and One-Shot Developers.

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  4. John Wolbarst looks at One-Shot Developers.

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  5. The Modern Color column fits your projector to your screen size.

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  6. The Ways & Means column looks at Ektacolor L film.

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  7. Here is Modern's coverage of the Chicago trade show.

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  8. Here are this month's Modern Tests.

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  9. Here is Popular Photography's coverage of the Chicago show.

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  10. Popular takes a close look at 9 new 35mm cameras from the show.

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  11. Here are this month's camera equipment ads.

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  12. Here are this month's dealer ads.

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  13. Great series, Marc. The developer article and the film/developer combination article really make me appreciate how good we have now with current films and developers. Thanks.
  14. Interesting that it reads Rodinal should not be used with high speed films, back in that day what was considered "high" speed
  15. Thanks for the great stuff.
    I wonder why I never see much about those old Nikon rangefinders being used on this site.
  16. Not only entertaining, but also useful.

    I confess I always just stuck with D76 for developing. Sort of 8 to 11 minutes at whatever termperature it happened to be at :rolleyes:

    Just for you--Another report on the Nikon S2 rangefinder
  17. Thanks, I really appreciate it.
    I’ve been chewing on that Leica/ Nikon S2 bone a long time.
    Just can’t bring myself to drop the coin yet.
  18. Thanks for posting these!

    Nice article on developers - several of these are still around, as also newer versions of some films. This is an ur-Massive Development Chart, quite useful for understanding references in old articles.

    The trade fairs were trending on automation, the Retina Reflex was out, as well as several "3" in the ads: Retina IIIC, Konica III, Leica IIIg and Nikon S3. This could have been one of the last RF-dominated years.
  19. Thanks Marc, all as interesting as usual. The developer/film development tables brought back a few memories, and a touch of nostalgia.

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